What's it like to fly a glider? It may sound challenging, but when you get right down to it it's relatively easy, inexpensive, and fun.
Roy Terrell, a former Managing editor of Sports Illustrated, flew in the Navy, but six years later he learned to fly Gliders at the famous Schweizer brothers Soaring School in Elmira New York. He wrote about the experience in this classic 1961 article, Silence In The Sky.
This is probably one of the best articles on Soaring that has ever written. Courtesy of the Vault at Sports Illustrated.